4 X 4 GYMPO 2015 :
Thrills, spills and excitement galore
Ishan Dasanayaka receiving Motor cycle Overall Championship
trophy from Major General Channa Goonetilleke
Suresh Chathuranga and Co Driver Ravindra Sanjeewa receiving
Extreme class 4x4 Championship Trophy from Major General
'Sappers 4 x 4 Gympo 2015', the pioneering off road event of the
Corps of Sri Lanka Engineers, took place at the Sri Lanka School of
Military Engineering premises at Thunkama, Embilipitiya, last Sunday
(September 20) to the cheers of thousands of excited spectators.
The event, organized for the fifth successive year was opened
ceremonially by Major General Channa Goonetilleke, Commandant of the Sri
Lanka Army Volunteer Force and Colonel Commandant of Corps of Sri Lanka
In consistent with international rules of the 4 x 4 sport, the highly
competitive setting with many thrills and spills around the school
premises saw standard vehicles, standard modified vehicles, under 3000
cc vehicles, over 3000 cc vehicles, extreme class vehicles and
motorbikes, competing enthusiastically in separate categories as this
new experience stunned the gathering.
A total of 86 local riders, two foreign riders, 10 local teams and
four foreign teams (drivers) from Australia, India and Malaysia
contributed to this exciting event in the Corps of Sri Lanka Engineers
calendar of important milestones, together with several international
Media representatives from India, Russia, Thailand and Lebanon.
The 'Sapper 4 x 4 Gympo' was powered by VVK Machinery & Equipment (Pvt)
Limited, as the principal sponsor and co-sponsors were SENOK Trade
Combined (Pvt) Limited, Swedish Trading Company (Pvt) Limited, Sri Lanka
insurance, CEAT, Singer, Elephant House.
Funds collected from this mammoth event will be used for the benefit
of families of fallen War Heroes, disabled War Heroes, serving War
Heroes and other members of the civil staff attached to the Sri Lanka